Chrome Beta Caught Running on Android in Full Screen Mode (Video)

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  • 27 Jan 2013
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  • Chrome Beta for Android has been up in the Play Store for a bunch of weeks now and it added some experimental features, among others. These features are not available in the stable version, as far as I know, so that’s what makes Chrome Beta for Android unique. Now it appears that there’s an interesting bug/feature in the app, one that enables you to do full screen browsing ont he device.

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    Full screen mode will hide even the notification bar while you’re browsing the web with ease and although there’s not a huge screen estate to gain, it looks… prettier. Apparently, you only have to go to a specific website to get the mobile browser to run in full screen and there are some tweaks you need to apply. First of all you need to enable WebGL in the browser, by loading chrome://flags in the browser first, which will display experimental features that are available.

    Then you browse till you find Enable WebGL and tap on it to enable the technology. After that you will restart Chrome, go to the WebGL Experiments site and launch Boids and Buildings experiment on it. It will be triggered in full screen mode and it will remain available even if you close the tab with the experiment. There’s a video demo below.

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